One has to wonder why Denis has vehemently opposed and has actively tried to kill any effort related to the FSP that starts to gain any kind of viable traction. Free Town Project, Free Keene, now the LPNH. Hmm.
State rep sounds like a good plan, @ShireDude - build on your current campaign for alderman. How’s that going, by the way? Any media reached out to you for interview? Organizations sending questionnaires?
Have you considered running with “Shire Dude” as your nickname? The rule in Keene is that if you’ve had a certain nickname publicly for a certain number of years that you can include it with your name on the ballot, like:
I can see hating on the Free Town Project, even Free Keene.
Can’t understand wanting to destroy the LPNH when you claim to be liberty minded, though. Not at all. Unless you are, as suggested, working for an opposing mainstream political cause. Or something even more sinister.
Well you see, if people join the LP and/or vote for LP candidates, they aren’t spinning their wheels trying to change the R & D party platforms (that no one reads). And if the LP retains ballot access, it will be easier for LP candidates to run for office, thus increasing the odds they’ll win; which could effect the influence of one of the two major parties… muh duopoly!
But I think Denis is right. If you want to win an election you run as a Democrat or Republican. It is a two party system. Run as a Libertarian if you want, but not if your goal is to get elected. Most Libertarians running for office know they have no chance to win, and they usually say so. They run “to get the message out”.
Eric Brakey of Maine is a good example of a successful “libertarian” that runs as a Republican. He came to Maine in 2012 to run the Ron Paul campaign, then the “Defense of Liberty” PAC.
Brakey was Maine State Director for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign; Ron Paul supporters winning a majority of Maine delegate seats to the 2012 Republican National Convention, and winning key seats on the Maine Republican State Committee and National Committee.
After working for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, Brakey led Defense of Liberty PAC, a libertarian political action committee in Maine.
In April 2017, Brakey announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Angus King.
I agree with that, but I totally understand why reps like Dyer and Justin for leaving the NHGOP. I don’t know personally about their experience but I’ve met plenty of angry old men in the party who hate anything or anyone new. They even hated Donald Trump for not being “conservative” enough for them. I almost changed my registration some of them got so hostile.
In that case, you’d have to do a legal name change. I’d contribute to the cause if you wanted to. It’s not much over $100 to do in probate court. The court hearing was the quickest in my history. I’d barely turned on the camera before it was over.
good job on the part of the NHLP, making some hay over a political attack against them. i’m still skeptical about them but a lot less skeptical than 2 years ago. And less skeptical of them than of Denis…though I will hear him out. I’m going back to look in detail at his concerns.